Friday, 08 June 2012

Coco's corner: 8 June

Written by Coco

Dear Readers,
Coco-buddybaxter-00-176The eagle has landed! Or, as you can see from this photograph (and it is a rare event that I ever include a photograph in this column, so enjoy it), I have a new young friend.

Yes, Baxter Buddy Mates has been born and by the time you read this, will be peeing all over Bark Place as his new family, the Mates, gaze at him fondly and race around with industrial quantities of super-absorbent, kitten-soft, kitchen towel in his wake.

‘He’s very fat,’ said Mrs Mates proudly. She is like an Italian matron cooing over the only chubby-thighed baby in a town square during la passeggiata, shining eyed and gooey. ‘He’s all heavy, like a bear cub.’

Well. Honestly. He is very sweet, yes. But aren’t all puppies? It’s like when women say, ‘I’d love another baby…’ and trail off mistily. I always feel like snapping, ‘What you mean is, you’d love another enormous, smelly ADULT,’ because that is what you are bringing into the world.

Anyway, I have to say, he does look quite adorable and I can’t wait to show Baxter the ropes: the best person to sit next to during lunch for scraps; how to play Chariots of Fur; how to occupy the sofa overnight when they think you are safely tucked into beddybies; how to steal half a pound of Anchor butter, eat it, dispose of the wrapper in the bin, and then blame me.

Welcome to my world, Baxter. We can’t wait.

COCO Office Dog

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